Today Microsoft has released the much awaited Service Pack 1 for SharePoint 2010 along with Office 2010. Along with many bug fixes and minor updates, here is a quick list of new functionality which SP1 will add in your SharePoint environment:
- For video display, you will now be able to select a frame as a thumbnail by using “Video Thumbnail Picker”
- Users will have better visibility of how their SharePoint storage is being used.
- Performance have been enhanced to download large files from SharePoint.
- Alerts were not functioning properly in some scenarios, logic has been enhanced.
- Before SP1, you could not have some pages rendered in Internet Explorer 9 document mode (instead of Internet Explorer 8). Starting with SP1, a control is available that lets you set individual pages to be rendered in Internet Explorer 9.
- URLs to documents in document libraries are very long and include the Source parameter when the URL is copied (e.g., by right-clicking and selecting Copy Shortcut). In SP1, the Source parameter is not included in a copied URL, so the URL is much shorter.
and here are some more useful changes list as mentioned in technet blog here
- Improved support for Internet Explorer 9.
- Recycle bin: Lets you restore a site collection or a web that was deleted.
- Remote Backup Systems (RBS) and shallow copy can decrease downtime and increase efficiency by moving pointers to databases instead of moving databases.
- You can see which folders are taking up valuable space with the improved Storage Management feature in site settings.
- Support for Microsoft SQL Server 2011.
- A more robust Search Host Distribution service that improves error recovery and performance during the search crawl.
- Adds backup and restore functionality to recover deleted site collections and webs.